iPhone XS vs iPhone 6s

Which one is best for you?

iPhone 6s was released three years before iPhone XS, but such is the enduring nature of Apple’s design, it still looks modern and sleek by most standards. Put it next to iPhone XS, though, and you’ll notice how much has changed.

iPhone Xs has a larger screen for starters – over an inch longer from corner to corner – covering nearly the whole front of the phone. There is of course the ‘notch’, which houses the TrueDepth camera. This can create a 3D map of your face – letting you unlock your phone securely with a glance, map your expressions onto fun 3D animojis and more.

As you’d expect, the camera has come along a bit too. It boasts two 12-megapixel lenses, one set to 2x optical zoom and one wide-angle – so you can create a range of professional effects with ease. And the front-facing camera comes with Portrait Mode to really get the most from your selfies.

If you’re looking for an entry-level iPhone that looks stylish, with the reassurance of Apple’s quality build, iPhone 6s won’t let you down. But if you want to explore the latest Augmented Reality apps, or take photos that will amaze and impress your friends, iPhone XS might be your best choice.

Name iPhone XS iPhone 6s
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Display 5.8 inches 4.7 inches (diagonal)
Size and weight Height: 158.2 mm
Width: 77.9 mm
Depth: 7.3 mm
Weight: 192 grams
Height: 138.3 mm
Width: 67.1 mm
Depth: 7.1 mm
Weight: 143 grams
Rear camera Dual 12 MP 12 MP
Front camera 7 MP 5 MP
Video recording 4K video recording at 24fps 4K video recording at 25 fps or 30 fps
1080p HD video recording at 25 fps, 30 fps or 60 fps
Processor A12 bionic chip A9 chip with 64-bit architecture
Embedded M9 motion coprocessor
Battery 2658 mAh 1715 mAh
Storage 64 GB
256 GB
512 GB
16 GB
64 GB
128 GB
Splash, water and dust resistant Yes
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